Was feeling weary this morning so I took a trip to the Disney Store at our local mall...that lifted my spirits and then a preschool classmate of my sons brought these back from their trip to Disneyland for the whole class. $2.45...such a sweet blessing in our day! 😍
#RunDisney ✨✨✨All these running photos today MADE me add the 5K to my Tinkerbell weekend in January! And FYI...while the Half marathon and Kids races are sold out, the 10k is at 86% and the 5k at 85% capacity. I'm guessing they'll sell out too after everyone runs this weekend and realizes what a great time it is. ✨✨✨
It's hot...and I'm thinking about ice cream. And I'm thinking about food you can only get at Disneyland. And I'm reminiscing about Fantasia ice cream. Remember? Yum...I wish they'd bring it back. 😥 (And yes, I googled)
RAK closed and pins gifted! Congrats ✨✨✨😊 #RAK Quick Virtual pin RAK: I've got 2 Bread bowls and 2 Lemon cupcakes to give away. I guess I was hungry last Tuesday! 😂 Since sharing is caring...just say "add me" No restrictions...open to everyone! I'll pick winners around dinner time. Good luck! 😊
With 1 inch to spare...on our 3rd and last child...I finally got to go in the Baby Care Center in Disneyland. Wish, wish, wish I had known about it with my older 2 kids. It was the perfect place to duck out of the rain yesterday. Amazing CMs and services for parents and little ones. 😍
Mr. Disney was one of five children, four boys and a girl. He was the fourth born Disney son. He was named after his parents pastor and friend Walter Parr, a preacher at St. Paul Congregational Church. The pastor, in turn, will later name his son Elias, after Walt's father.
Most of Walt's childhood was spent on a farm in Marceline, Missouri, where he began drawing, painting and selling pictures to neighbors and family friends. In 1911, the family moved to Kansas City, where his love for trains really developed. His Uncle, Mike Martin, was a train Engineer who worked on the route between Fort Madison, Iowa, and Marceline. Walt would later work a summer job with the railroad, selling newspapers and snacks to the travelers. To read more about Walts love for trains
Video: Walt riding the Lilly Belle at the Studio. Video courtesy of The Walt Disney Family Museum.
To watch a short biography of Walts life:
Walt and Lillian Disney with unnamed friend, London, 1935.
Walt Disney in my opinion, is a wonderful example of the American dream! He represents: imagination, optimism, creation, and self-made success in the American tradition. He brought us closer to the future, while telling us of the past, it is certain, Walt Disney was a great man! He and his brother Roy co-founded Walt Disney Productions, which became one of the best-known motion-picture production companies in the world! Disney was an innovative animator and created the cartoon characters we all love to watch today. :) He won 22 Academy Awards during his lifetime, and was the founder of the magical playgrounds that ties us all together, Disneyland and Disney World. Had he been alive today he would be 112 years old! Happy birthday Walt! Thank you so much for believing in your dreams! You are a true inspiration.
In honor of today, it would be fun if we all mentioned our favorite quote from Mr. Disney. I'll go first, I have many, but this one always sticks out:
"I've always been interested in the past and history and I think it's vital."
Thanks for reading and watching! Hope you all have a terrific Thursday!